Week of July 11, 1969
50th Anniversary News | Saratoga Springs, NY
series by Mary Flanagan, Associate Real Estate Broker & lifelong Saratogian
2019 marks Roohan Realty’s 50th year in business! We would like to take you back to 1969 and share what was happening in the news – locally and nationally. We’ve been having a great time reading old newspapers and hope you enjoy seeing the historic Roohan Realty connections as much as we do. Community involvement and public service have been ingrained in our business from the very beginning – a commitment that continues today. Check back every Thursday for a fresh flashback to 1969!
1. Raceway Entries for July 11, 1969
2. Adirondack Trust New VP
William T. Ashton is named Vice President of the Adirondack Trust Company, succeeding the late Charles W. Brackett who has served as a director since 1949. Ashton is President of Ashton Companies Inc. and Ashton Fuel. He is also chairman of the board of the Saratoga Springs Community Hotel Corp., VP and member of the Board of Managers of the Saratoga Hospital, VP and director of the Saratoga Golf and Polo Club, and vice chairman of the Captial District Regional Planning Commission:
3. Former French Teacher Turned Principal
Robert LeCours, chairman of Saratoga Springs High School’s language department, will become the school’s new principal:
4. Turning Point for the Turning Point
The Turning Point Country Store – which sells gifts, specialty foods, maple products and candies – is celebrating its grand opening:
5. Mortgage Rates!
Note the attractive mortgage rate advertised
6. Sunday Fun
It’s Sunday Funday at A&W!
7. Goodbye Britten: Newspaperwoman, Historian & 1955 Woman of the Year
Evelyn Barrett Britten, Saratoga Springs Historian, newspaperwoman, civic leader and former Woman of the Year (1955), passes away at the age of 78:
8. “What about a little sugar in his gas tank?”
The Community Theater is showing Winning (1969) starring Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR, MARY FLANAGAN
Mary Flanagan is an Associate Real Estate Broker at Roohan Realty with over 30 years of experience as a licensed REALTOR® specializing in residential real estate. A lifelong resident of Saratoga Springs, NY, Mary is extremely knowledgeable about not only Saratoga’s real estate market, but also its history and the community as a whole. She is an active board member for Racing City Rotary Club and U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site, and served on the Saratoga Springs Zoning Board of Appeals from 1994 to 2004. In her free time, Mary enjoys researching and writing about Saratoga’s history; she authored Roohan Realty’s Saratoga Centennial blog series in 2015 and is currently working on an Anniversary News series to commemorate our company’s 50th year in business this year (2019). View Mary’s bio & current listings
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